CURRENT CAMPUS PRIORITIES:
EXPERIENCES BEYOND THE CLASSROOM
While gifts to any area of Glendon are appreciated, annually we rally our community of donors to support one or two key priorities so that together we can make a greater impact.
Here are our two priorities for this year:
Many donors tell us that they were once recipients of financial aid and this inspires them to give back each year. Now more than ever, supporting our students to alleviate the financial stresses of post-secondary education is critical.
STUDENT FINANCIAL AID
SUPPORT STUDENT FINANCIAL AID
Donors are a valued part of Glendon as more than 400 students are recipients of the generosity of our community with gifts of all sizes to new and established bursaries, scholarships and other awards each year. In fact, 70% of funds donated to Glendon directly support students.
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We would like to introduce you to four recipients of financial aid at Glendon and share with you the impact a gift can make in our student's lives.
Thank you for encouraging our students to pursue their dreams with your gifts!
Experiential Education (EE) is a pedagogical approach which embeds a range of strategies linking theory to concrete experiences – within the classroom, community or workplace – to advance the learning objectives of a course or program. Here is an example:
Offered by the Department of Hispanic Studies at Glendon in collaboration with the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York, the Narratives in Costa Rica. Individuals, Communities and their Voices course is taught entirely in Costa Rica and primarily in the Biologic Corridor Alexander Skutch, where York University’s Eco-Campus is located.
SUPPORT EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION
BriBri indigenous community and students doing narrative field work. Salitre, Costa Rica
In the summer of 2019, before starting their narrative field work, students learned theories and methods of narrative research, and participated in two method-oriented workshops: one dealing with oral autobiography and the other with life story interviewing. These allowed students to relate to the course subject, while acquiring research tools and developing a sense of their own narrative construction and the value of their stories, their memory and their subjectivity.
Your gifts offer students opportunities like these to expand and apply their learning.
SUPPORT GLENDON PRIORITIES NOW
$2,640: Supports a student in a field course at Glendon. These courses range from studying Geopoetics in Spain to observing bird migration along the St. Lawrence River in Quebec
$200: Supports a student to attend the Model United Nations Conference
$500-$2,000: Supports a student with travel and cost of living expenses during a 240-hour work experience
Supporting Students Financial Aid or Experiential Education can take many forms. Here are a few examples of how your gift makes an impact: